Pakistan skipper Babar Azam said that his innings against New Zealand in the 2019 ODI World Cup in England is his favourite in this format of the game.
Speaking about the innings on Pakistan’s social media handle Babar said, “The century against the Kiwis was memorable for me. We restricted them and it became cloudy. There was a lot of rain in the air. After that, the spinners came into play.”
“It became a little difficult to bat. I and Haris scripted a partnership and from there on the game changed. We decided to handle spinners as if we were playing a Test match,” he added.
“We agreed to take 4-6 runs in an over of Mitchell Santner, who was the only spinner in the Kiwi side. The fast bowling was coming nicely on the bat and we went after them. Then two wickets fell and Haris came out to b at and dominated the spinner for a bit.”
Babar Azam and Sohail built a 127-run partnership for the fourth wicket which sealed the game in Pakistan’s favor.
Chasing 238, the Men in Green won the game by 6 wickets.